Average Bench: 30.9% (996th of 1058)

Based on 1,537 user benchmarks.  Models: INTEL SSDSA2CT040G3, INTEL SS DSA2CT040G3

Poor average bench

The Intel SSDSA2CT040G3 40GB averaged 69.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 16.4MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 44.7MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel SSDSA2CT040G3 40GB is just 15.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel SSDSA2CT040G3 40GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 43MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 46.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,537 samples)
Min Avg Max
123 Read 180 196
39.5 Write 46.3 49
55.2 Mixed 67.6 72
29 SusWrite 43 48.5
18.4% 84.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.27 4K Read 16.4 21.2
15.7 4K Write 29.4 36.6
9.25 4K Mixed 15.1 18.7
59.8% 20.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.6 DQ Read 92.2 115
32.5 DQ Write 36.6 39.5
16.9 DQ Mixed 44.7 55.7
38.3% 57.8 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
33GB free
Firmware: 4PC10362
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 46 46 46 47 46 MB/s
Read 191
Write 45.8
Mixed 69.4
SusWrite 46
19% 88 MB/s
4K Read 20.4
4K Write 35.1
4K Mixed 18.4
73% 24.6 MB/s
DQ Read 112
DQ Write 34.2
DQ Mixed 53.5
45% 66.7 MB/s
8GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0362
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 45 44 44 44 45 MB/s
Read 180
Write 48.4
Mixed 69.8
SusWrite 44.5
19% 85.6 MB/s
4K Read 15
4K Write 36.8
4K Mixed 13.6
60% 21.8 MB/s
DQ Read 113
DQ Write 40.7
DQ Mixed 55.7
47% 69.8 MB/s
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10362
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 43 46 45 46 43 MB/s
Read 189
Write 47.1
Mixed 71
SusWrite 44.9
19% 88.1 MB/s
4K Read 11.7
4K Write 19.3
4K Mixed 11.7
43% 14.2 MB/s
DQ Read 113
DQ Write 37.8
DQ Mixed 52.4
45% 67.8 MB/s
29GB free
Firmware: 4PC10362
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 34 37 46 45 47 MB/s
Read 165
Write 47.9
Mixed 65.4
SusWrite 40.7
18% 79.8 MB/s
4K Read 12
4K Write 27.4
4K Mixed 12.4
49% 17.3 MB/s
DQ Read 22.9
DQ Write 37.4
DQ Mixed 20.1
18% 26.8 MB/s
10GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0362
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 38 45 47 45 47 MB/s
Read 100
Write 45.6
Mixed 63.2
SusWrite 44.1
14% 63.3 MB/s
4K Read 10.6
4K Write 25.7
4K Mixed 14.9
49% 17.1 MB/s
DQ Read 112
DQ Write 36.2
DQ Mixed 52
44% 66.6 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,390,552 SSDs tested.

Typical SSDSA2CT040G3 40GB Builds (Compare 38,661 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $297

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